Our first full week at school and it is a very busy campus.


Route 726 has been delivering students late on a regular basis due to a number of factors. There are changes pending for this bus route (early leaving time) however this is still many weeks away.

The Island Bay end of day bus is also very crowded.  We are working on trying to get a second bus for this route as well.

If you have any complaints about the bus service, please email the bus company directly and copy in admin@whs.school.nz.




  • 22 February : Year 9 Parents Evening
  • 26 February : Athletics Carnival
  • 7 March : SOLO Curriculum Information Evening
  • 24 March : Learning Conversations for all Year Levels
  • 13 April : Parent/Teacher Evening

PATs for Year 9 and 10

Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs) for all year 9 and 10 students will be occurring next week (Week 4). Please note that students are not allowed any assistance with these and all tests are conducted online during class time.

Those priority students and potential SAC will be given the opportunity to sit extra PAT tests in Listening Comprehension and STAR – that will be more suited to their needs and give us additional information. This will be organised in the following weeks.

You can find more information about PATs here


Two year 12 Geography classes traveled north to the central plateau to put their field skills to the test. Whilst tramping, students spent time surveying the vegetation present at different altitudes for their first internal assessment of the year.
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Even though the weather was not on our side, we had a great few days exploring this diverse landscape together and collecting precious data.



IMG_2781IMG_2775Senior Maori students recently created artwork that were linked to whakataukī.  These pieces were
put up to show support for one another in class and build the post as a poutokomanawa; showing commitment, promises and whanaungatanga.